Statement of Liabilities and Assets

At close of business on Wednesday, 18 April 2018
$ million
Liabilities Movement since
Assets Movement since
Capital And Reserve Bank Reserve Fund 14,159 - Gold and foreign
80,152 410
Australian notes on issue 76,060 -210 Australian dollar investments[2] 98,560 -280
Exchange Settlement balances 28,192 -341 Other assets (including clearing items) 1,744 -242
Deposits (excluding Exchange Settlement balances) 46,307 543      
Other liabilities 15,738 -104      
Total 180,456 -112 Total 180,456 -112
Summary historical data on the Bank's liabilities and assets are available in statistical table A1 – Liabilities and Assets – Summary on the Reserve Bank's web site. The Bank's liabilities and assets data are also provided on a more disaggregated basis in statistical table A1 – Liabilities and Assets – Detailed; this data is provided on a lagged basis of up to 4 months.


Gold and foreign exchange
Changes in this item reflect transactions of the following kinds:
a. the Bank's transactions in foreign exchange and foreign securities (including under repurchase agreements);
b. earnings on foreign currency investments; and
c. changes in the valuation of foreign currency and gold, and changes in the market prices of the Bank's holdings of foreign currency securities.
In the week to 18 April the rise mainly reflects item (a).

Australian dollar investments
Movements in this item reflect:
a. the Bank's transactions in securities (including under repurchase agreements) with the private sector;
b. earnings on securities and changes in valuation.
In the week to 18 April the fall mainly reflects item (a).